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Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives submitted a list of witnesses they want to testify in the Democratic-led House impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
AP's Ben Thomas has more.
GOP members of the committees conducting the hearings have released a list of at least eight people they want to hear from. Among them: former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, and the anonymous whistleblower.
But Republicans need the committee's approval to summon their witnesses and Democrats are in the majority. Chairman Adam Schiff offered a quick response, saying he won't let the hearings serve as a vehicle to conduct sham investigations into the Bidens or the 2016 election. Nor will he let the hearings aid what he called Trump's effort to threaten, intimate and retaliate against the whistleblower.
Ben Thomas, Washington.
At least six people were killed and more than one hundred others wounded when Iraqi security forces opened fire on protesters in central Baghdad. Edward Yeranian reports from Cairo.
Amateur video showed Iraqi security forces driving crowds of hundreds of mostly young protesters off three key Baghdad bridges Saturday as the fire volleys of tear gas to push them back.
Young men wearing surgical masks and head scarves to cover their faces skirmished with security forces on several major thoroughfares.
The advance of security forces in Baghdad coincided with reports of a political agreement among top Shiite parties to support the government of Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi in return for political reforms.
Meanwhile, Iraqi security forces fired tear gas overnight to disperse protesters camped out in front of government headquarters in the southern port city of Basra.
Edward Yeranian, for VOA news, Cairo.